We bring together talent and expertise from across the University of Minnesota to use stem cell biology to advance regenerative medicine therapies for devastating disorders and to provide education and training for the stem cell scientists of tomorrow.
We depend on the variety of knowledge and expertise from faculty and departments across the University and beyond to pursue the collaborative goal of using stem cell technology to change the practice of regenerative medicine.
SCI scientists are making progress in finding treatments for spine and brain injury, heart damage, vision loss, diabetes, genetic disorders, cancer, and the need for organ and skin replacement.
Our Education Programs
The bioscience and medical industries and academic research programs need intelligent, engaged, well-trained talent to fill jobs in the rapidly expanding field of regenerative medicine. The Stem Cell Institute prepares students who are ready to meet this need and who are eager to move the next generation of research forward. Learn more about our graduate programs:
As in the US, unproven stem cell therapies have been marketed in Australia. Last week, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA, similar to US FDA) of the Australian Government tightened regulations around advertising autologous (self) human cell and tissue products. As of July 1, 2018, these products cannot be marketed to consumers, and adverse events must be reported to the TGA.
The SCI is hard at work educating the next generation and developing collaborations to move science forward.
The SCI Leadership Team continues to craft paths that enable UMN stem cell research outcomes to change the practice of medicine. Three budding efforts are highlighted in this issue.
- Chan SSK, Arpke RW, Filareto A, Xie N, Pappas MP, Penaloza JS, Perlingeiro RCR, Kyba M. Skeletal Muscle Stem Cells from PSC-Derived Teratomas Have Functional Regenerative Capacity. Cell Stem Cell. 2018; 23, 74-85.
Weekly Research Conference
Stem Cell-Derived Human Epithelial Modeling Studying Aging and Regeneration
Mei Bigliardi-Qi, PhD
Director, Neuro-Epithelial Lab
Department of Dermatology
University of Minnesota
Temporal Specification of Forebrain Circuitry
Corey Harwell, PhD
Department of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School
Visit Host: Timothy Monko, T32 Trainee
Hippo Signaling in Heart Regeneration
James Martin, MD/PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
Director, Cardiomyocyte Renewal Lab
Texas Heart Institute
Visit Host: Daniel Sorensen, T32 Trainee